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Published on September 03, 2013

GHS In the Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Oct. 5 

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Georgetown, S.C. – Come participate in the 2013 In the Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Walk and Survivor Celebration Saturday, Oct 5, in Murrells Inlet.

Registration and events will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the two-mile walk, which gets under way at 10 a.m. Organized by the Georgetown Hospital System Women’s Board, the will begin and end at the Imaging Center at Waccamaw Medical Park East on Highway 17 Bypass and wind through the Marsh Walk in Murrells Inlet.

Pre-walk activities include a vendor expo, a pink bake sale, musical entertainment by Paul Grimshaw and complimentary Shutterbooth photos. Ed Pietrowski, chief meteorologist for WPDE, will be on hand to welcome participants, and Dr. Craig Brackett of Coastal Carolina Breast Center/Imaging Center will kick off the Survivor Celebration before the walk.

Last year’s walk drew more than 1,200 participants, and organizers are hoping to increase that number for this year’s event, which benefits the GHS Indigent Breast Cancer Fund. Twenty-five percent of the funds will go to the Susan G. Komen Lowcountry affiliate.

Participants can register online at www.georgetownhospitalsystem.org/breastcancerwalk or the day of the walk at the Imaging Center. Sponsorships are available. Call the GHS Foundation Office at 652-8080 for more information.

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